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IMBA is no longer representative of the group they were founded to represent. An association of mountain bikers does not support equal access? Does not support re-classification of bicycles as non-motorized transport? Seriously you don't need to read between the lines to recognize them for what they truly are not. A group formed to highlight…
Glad to hear it. Todd I suggest you stick to what you enjoy instead of trolling for trouble here? Many of us are less than happy about many issues around trail access. The very last thing we want to hear on a platform devoted to mountain biking is calls for more limits to access. I…
I think risk outweighs benefit in all mountain biking situations. On the road fine, on a trail in the mountains you run the risk of putting an out of shape, potentially inexperienced rider in a position where they now have a 50+lb bike plus themselves up many hills to get out of where the bike…
Great read! But something you said stuck a chord with me. If your riding ability suddenly changed as in during a ride or between two rides and the symptoms involved sudden onset of fatigue as well as shortness of breath beyond what you would expect from what we do. It continues even as you train…
I suspect there is more to this than is covered in the article. Couple comments about the "chicken route" etc. Lead me to think this may have been a case of a much more experienced rider pressuring his student into doing something he didnt have the skillset for. Yes personal responsibility is important but when…
Twiddles   on Mar 16, 2016
answered a question about Pony Express Trail and Lovers Leap
 
Spring and summer are the best times fall could work depending on weather/temp. High altitude so summer can be got...
Twiddles   on Mar 16, 2016
answered a question about Jenkinson Lake Loop
 
No trail is singletrack and multiuse with several off camber sections on South side of lake. North side has sections...

Still incredibly fun trail. Defiantly a destination ride. incredible view from summit with fast downhill reward.
Twiddles   on Aug 16, 2014
added Magnolia to Cronan Ranch Figure 8
 
Leaving parking area take left fork of loop trail. Follow this trail to Cronan Ranch connector trail. Switchback climbing to...
Twiddles   on Aug 16, 2014
added 4 photos.
 
Hidden Forest
Twiddles   on Aug 16, 2014
added a review of Annadel State Park
 

Trail is highly technical. Lots of rocks. Very hot in summer. First four miles is technical uphill climb. Trail leads...

Best ride in Auburn area for smooth downhill. Connector trail is rolling single track with a short fire road climb...
Twiddles   on Aug 16, 2014
added a review of Bullards Barr Trail
 

Trail head is marked in the parking lot off of Marysville Rd. Head down access road towards lake and you...
Twiddles   on Aug 16, 2014
added a review of Black Diamond Mines
 

Went by here on the way home. Nothing but fire road and posted no bikes on single track. In fact...
Twiddles   on Jul 23, 2014
added a review of Brown's Ravine
 

Browns Ravine Topo is actually a much larger loop 16.5 miles. Loop has about 60% single track and covers most...
Twiddles   on Jul 23, 2014
added a review of Boggs Forest
 

Some of the best riding I have done in Northern California. Definitely should be listed as a destination trail system....
Twiddles   on Jun 14, 2014
added a review of China Camp
 

Beginner/Intermediate Trail, Starting from parking area going CCW its a switchback climb, followed by a ridge ride to the far...
Connector Trail between Cronan Ranch and Salmon Falls. 2 Miles with switchbacks to first summit (highest point on trail). Trail...
Twiddles   on Jun 14, 2014
added Pony Express Trail and Lovers Leap
 
Could be done as a loop by someone, but most commonly done with a drop-off at fire-road and pickup in...
Twiddles   on Jun 14, 2014
added a photo of West Ridge Trail
 
Ridge Trail Fork
Twiddles   on Jun 14, 2014
added a review of Cronan Ranch
 

Several intersecting trails here. Typical loop out to buildings and back to parking is about 4 miles. Trail is very...
Twiddles   on Jun 14, 2014
added a review of Hidden Falls Regional Park
 

Have to disagree with most about this system. Probably because I don't like finishing on climbs. All trails are in...
Twiddles   on Jun 14, 2014
added a review of Clementine Loop
 

From Foresthill Divide Trail you can take the connector trail which will tie you into this loop. Connector trail is...
Twiddles   on Jun 13, 2014
added a map of Cronan Ranch
 
Twiddles   on Oct 17, 2013
added a comment on How To Mountain Bike Without a Hydration Pack
 
Learn to ride with a Pack and you will never notice the added weight and never find yourself in a...
Twiddles   on Sep 5, 2013
added a map of Lagoon Valley
 
Twiddles   on Aug 24, 2013
added a photo of Lagoon Valley
 
Twiddles   on Aug 24, 2013
updated Lagoon Valley
 
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Twiddles   on Aug 24, 2013
added a review of Lagoon Valley
 

Ride is 4.6 miles from parking lot to Third Tower and back. No way to make this a 10 mile ride...
Twiddles   on Aug 17, 2013
added a review of Foresthill Divide
 

Best Singletrack in the area. My favorite trail. Unlike other reviews I consider the hills a bit more than moderate...
Twiddles   on Jun 20, 2013
added a photo of Kinetic Cycles
 
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Twiddles   on Jun 20, 2013
added a review of Kinetic Cycles
 

Great Staff. Repairs are reasonable. They know Specialized. Owner (Bruce) is there everyday.
Twiddles   on Jun 20, 2013
added a photo of Specialized Camber Comp
 
Specialized Camber Comp 29
Twiddles   on Jun 20, 2013
added a review of Specialized Camber Comp
 

All Around Bike Good Comp. Set Rockshock Reba Autosag Rear Weight
Twiddles   on Jun 20, 2013
added a review of Glory Hole
 

Fun easy single track. Several trail options, all easy to find. Angels Camp loop is 3 miles exactly. Easy uphill...
Twiddles   on Jun 12, 2013
added a photo of Upper Bidwell Park
 
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